Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Some more glimpses of heaven!


From the mountain trek.


Tiger mural in the Paro Dzong(fort). The highly revered Guru Rinpoche is said to have come to Bhutan from Tibet, riding on a tiger.

The monastery inside the Dzong

Covered bridge

Memorial to the third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who began to open Bhutan to the outside world, began modernization, as well as initiating democratization.

Pigeons in the park at the memorial!


Prayer wheels

Welcome to Bhutan! Paro Airport, the prettiest airport I have seen!


Archery is Bhutan's national sport. Here is the scoreboard and pavilion at the archery ground.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

beautiful Pics!!! loved the one of the covered bridge.. and that has got to be the most charming airport ever!
-Dottie

dipali said...

@Dottie: Thanks! You must visit Bhutan if you can:)

eve's lungs said...

want to go to Bhutan now

Sundar Narayanan said...

fantastic photos Dipali!

did you shoot any arrows at the archery place?

:)

yasmeen sait said...

Great Photos!!!..must plan a trip there.

Sue said...

Such lovely pictures, Dipali, in this post and the last.

Lisa Toles said...

fantastic photos Dipali! did you shoot any arrows at the archery place? :)